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Now I am 41

I had a birthday on Thursday and apparently that means that I am now 41. Huh. I've had such a lovely few days with lots of catch ups with family and friends, it's been a lovely celebration that has filled me up with happiness. What more could you ask for for your birthday? Nothing! I knew … [Read a little more...]

The MUST have travel accessory: FRANKiE4 Active Flats

A sponsored post for FRANKiE4 Footwear There’s nothing much I love doing more than using my passport. The planning of an overseas trip, all the trawling through AirBnB or hotels, reading reviews and planning that eventually leads to hitting BOOK for accommodation and flights, trains and transfers. … [Read a little more...]

Simple & delicious Sultana cookies

My friend Miss Rabbit (a good Yorkshire woman) who I travelled to London with in May got me onto a LOVE of all things M&S when we were there. She has a passion and love for the M&S Onion ring … [Read a little more...]

Solving the Big Issues: Do you make your bed every day?

There's lots of things I do every single day. Get up earlier than I would like for sure. Drink coffee. Use my Dyson. Cook for my family. And there's lots of things that I should do every day, but … [Read a little more...]

A golden ticket to visit Ms. Peacock Fine Chocolates

I still get that flutter of excitement I first got when I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I watch it with the kids. You know the part where they walk into the hallway that gets smaller … [Read a little more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: The crunch of a good salad

I always get to this time of winter and feel completely and ENTIRELY over it. Anyone else? Yesterday I looked at the thin layer of ash of everything, dismayed at having to do the fire AGAIN and the … [Read a little more...]

Get some greens into ya: Spanakopita

God bless Instagram stories for its ability to take me (for waaaaaaaay longer than it should) to beautiful places all around the world, into people's homes and wardrobes, gardens and my all time … [Read a little more...]

Why did we all want to be grown ups again?

Remember thinking how good it would be? The doing whatever you wanted, eating whatever you wanted, not having to listen to anyone tell you what to do? HA. If only I knew that when I walk into a room … [Read a little more...]

The Throne Rangers: A Podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {EP 8}

Oh Hai Megs! Oh hai there Daisy Jenks (recently married to Charlie van Straubenzee one of Haz's best mates). Or as we like to call him in this CRACKING episode 8 of The Throne Rangers, Charlie … [Read a little more...]

How we can all help Aussie farmers doing it tough right now

It's hard not to notice (especially in the last few days and media attention) that there are huge parts of our country in drought. Even down here in the (usual green rolling hills) of the Southern … [Read a little more...]

Monday meal ideas: Get some pork on ya fork…oink!

Good morning friends! We have woken to a grey Monday morning (it is SO good to see some clouds and a little drizzle even if it doesn't amount to much) just the change in light from BRIGHT & SUNNY … [Read a little more...]

Beyond the Garden Gate: a look inside the best gardens of the Highlands

When I was about Daisy's age instead of Justin Bieber posters (or the equivalent) on my bedroom wall, I had posters with photos of gardens. Yep. Bluebells and tulips, pictures of Monet's Garden in … [Read a little more...]

So the blog turned 12 on the weekend…

On Sunday the 29th July you know what kicked over? The 12th year of blogging for BabyMac! I know right? How can it be 2 years since I celebrated my 10th blog birthday and yet somehow, just like it's … [Read a little more...]

Bitter Orange cake with candied fennel seeds

Last week I was lucky enough to be asked over to a friend's place for coffee after school drop off. The promise of hot coffee, freshly baked cake by a good cook, all at 9.30am in the morning was too … [Read a little more...]